Thursday, December 06, 2012
Definitions for quench
- To slake, satisfy, or allay (thirst, desires, passion, etc.).
- To put out or extinguish (fire, flames, etc.).
- To cool suddenly by plunging into a liquid, as in tempering steel by immersion in water.
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Citations for quench
Foul water will quench fire as well as fair.
Which was not the first day at all, not Eden morning at all because girls' weather and boys' luck is the sum of all the days: the cup, the bowl proffered once to the lips in youth and then no more; proffered to quench or sip or drain that lone one time and even that sometimes premature, too soon.